Planet in Your GIS, Intro to Python and Planet Data API

Monday, January 22, 2024 at 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Virtual Event

With roughly 200 Dove satellites in orbit, PlanetScope Monitoring provides a high-resolution, continuous, and complete view of the world from above, every day. Planet Monitoring provides 3.7 meter resolution images of the entire Earth daily. Access to these ready-to-use images is made simple with Planet’s APIs, web application, and GIS integrations.

Join us for a 3-hour workshop centered around improving your skills using Planetscope Daily Imagery, with a focus on using Planet's APIs and image processing with Python. This event is designed for those keen on advancing their understanding of leveraging Planetscope Imagery, at scale, for research and teaching.

Prerequisites: While not required, having some light familiarity with Python and Jupyter Notebooks will help participants get the most out of the workshop.

If you don't already have a Planet account contact the MIT GIS team as soon as you register to request an account.

This workshop will be held via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email.

Schedule (Eastern Time Zone):

  • 1pm - 1:10pm: Welcome and Introduction of Instructors & Facilitators. Instructions for starting a Planet Account.

  • 1:10pm - 1:50pm: Workshop 1: Introduction to Planet data, platforms, and integrations.

  • 1:50pm - 2pm: Break

  • 2pm - 2:50pm: Workshop 2: Introduction to the Planet Data and Orders API. Hands-on introduction to Planet’s APIs, used for searching and ordering images from the Planet imagery catalog with Python.

  • 2:50pm - 3pm: Break

  • 3pm - 3:50pm: Workshop 3: Introduction to Python for Data Processing. Explore basic image processing techniques using Rasterio and GeoPandas in Python with imagery ordered in Workshop 2.

  • 3:50: Closing Remarks

Related LibGuide: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) by Paxton LaJoie

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Academic, Career Development, General

Department
MIT Libraries
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